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June 06, 2014

Faces of Venice

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh

What do staged photographs and manga comic strips have in common? Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia presents an exhibit of more than 30 sketches and 25 photographs in a curated exhibit, Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia, starting today. Take a look….

  • Venice by Mariano Fortuny
    Venice by Mariano Fortuny
  • Venice by Mariano Fortuny
    Venice by Mariano Fortuny
  • Louis Vuitton Travel Book Venice 2014, by Jiro Taniguchi
    Louis Vuitton Travel Book Venice 2014, by Jiro Taniguchi
  • Louis Vuitton Travel Book Venice 2014, by Jiro Taniguchi
    Louis Vuitton Travel Book Venice 2014, by Jiro Taniguchi
  • Jirô Taniguchi
    Jirô Taniguchi

When art, fashion, travel and photography come together, it is always promising – and this one is a cracker of a combination. Japanese Manga artist, Jirô Taniguchi’s new works come on display next to the late painter, set designer and photographer, Mariano Fortuny’s photographs; with the two offering striking views on Venice.

The exhibition Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia, curated by art historian and author Adrien Goetz, displays more than 30 sketches, made by Jirô Taniguchi with 25 photographs by Mariano Fortuny held in the reserve collection of the Palazzo Fortuny, together with films and books, after meticulous restoration work (funded by Louis Vuitton as part of its partnership with the Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia).

The exhibit also launches the Louis Vuitton Venice Travel Book, designed by Jirô Taniguchi. The Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection attempts to embark upon “real and virtual voyages, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments”, filled with illustrations by artists that describe their own personal journeys.

The Sguardi Incrociati a Venezia Exhibition begins today, June 6, 2014 and lasts until November 18, 2014 at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Calle del Ridotto 1353, 30124 Venezia. There is no entry charge; timings are 10.00 am to 7.30 pm.

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